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Best Spotify Playlists for Reading: 8 Chill Mixes For Your Reading Pleasure

Dana Lee

Staff Writer

Dana lives in East Haven, CT. She works for that Ivy League institution down the street and tries to read as many books as possible in her free time. Audiobooks and print books get equal love. Also, she unapologetically judges books by their covers and makes way too many playlists (c'mon, books need a soundtrack too!). Follow her on Twitter @lucyhenley115 .

Personally, I love to listen to music while I’m reading. Whenever I can, I try to create a serene reading environment with all the best #bookstagram elements you know and love: fairy lights, a warm beverage, cozy socks, a bookish candle, and some super chill tunes to tie it all together. We can have it all, readers! Sometimes though, I spend so much time finding or curating the perfect mix on Spotify or 8tracks I run out of reading time—but you don’t have to! I’m here for you guys and I’ve got your list of the best Spotify playlists for reading right here.

*Bonus cantos! I threw in a few of my favorite 8tracks mixes at the end.

Best Spotify Playlists for Reading

Here Are a few for you 8tracks enthusiasts

8tracks is near and dear to my heart and a really cool spot for reading playlists. Check out some of my favorite 8tracks mixes for reading:

Moon Dog Lovers:

Physicians and Phonographs, inspired by a charming little Doctor Who Victorian AU fanfic:

Ignoring Life:

Maybe I’ll See You Tomorrow:

Haunt Me, Then


More books & Music Please!

Rioters are all about those tunes, so if you’re looking for book/genre and music pairings, check out these musical posts:

Our Favorite Reading Music for Your Ears

Beats & Books: Why I Listen to Music While I Read

16 Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Music